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[pley-lit] /ˈpleɪ lɪt/
a short play.
Origin of playlet
1880-85; play + -let Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The utter childlikeness of this playlet is one of its chief charms.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • Grimsby did not write a monologue for me, so I must pantomime: you will have to carry the speaking part of our playlet.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • My quaint New England spinster is gone and with her all the point of my playlet.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • Recent poetry manifests the same tendency, and likewise the drama, particularly the closet drama and the playlet.

  • Like many other works of mine, this playlet is a piece d'occasion.

    How He Lied to Her Husband George Bernard Shaw
  • Wallingford shook his head, refusing even to speculate on the duties of the four named actors in the playlet.

    Young Wallingford George Randolph Chester
  • He spun his chair about, activated the large entertainment screen, and spent some time watching a playlet.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
British Dictionary definitions for playlet


a short play
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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